KAREN’S KITCHEN DONUTS
When: Sat. March 16, 6a– 10a
Masonic Lodge 7039 Elzey St.
Cost: Free Will donation
HOW TO OVERCOME NEGATIVITY IN A TURBULENT WORLD
When: Sat. March 16, 11a
Where: ArtLink Gallery, 300 E. Main St.
Add’l: Learn powerful and practical methods to create a happy and peaceful state of mind amidst today’s busy world. Through teachings on Buddha’s Four Noble Truths, we can gain insights into the inner causes of happiness and suffering, and our potential for freedom.
SAINT PATRICKS DAY OPEN TO PUBLIC 5-CLOSE
When: Sun. March 17, 5p-close
Where: VFW 1421 7712 Bluffton Rd.
Add’l: Come join us for a Saint Patty’s Day celebration! Open to the public.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY TOMFOOLERY AT TEKVENTURE
When: Sun. March 17, 2-6p
Where: TekVenture 1550 Griffin St.
Add’l: Enjoy family friendly Irish themed games & food, try medieval swordplay, and make wood, clay and tool crafts. Free except food and craft materials.
Contact: www.tekventure.org, 260-750-9013
COIN & CURRENCY SHOW
When: Sun. March 17, 9a–4p
Where: Allen County Fairgrounds
Cost: Free Parking & Admission
Add’l: Take I-69 exit 111B N. on Lima Rd. to Carroll Rd. Follow signs
COLLABORATORIUM – PUPPETS
When: Wed. March 20, 6-8p
Where: Artlink Contemporary Gallery
Who: Italian Friend ArtRuckus
Add’l: Join us this month to make puppets. Collaboratorium is held at Artlink on the third Wednesday of each month and is an 18+ event.
FOSTER PARENT INFORMATION SESSIONS
When: Thurs. March 21 & Mondays April 15, May 20, June 10; 6:30p
Add’l: With 26,000 children currently in need, the demand for families is greater than ever. The Villages of Indiana hosts free foster parent information sessions in Ft. Wayne. If you’ve ever thought of becoming a foster parent—join us to learn more.
Contact: 260-423-6676 for info/ registration
FISH FRY FRIDAYS
When: March 22, April 19; 4:30p–7p
Where: Fort Wayne Sport Club, 3102 Ardmore Ave.
Cost: $9 adults, $5 children 6-12, 5 & under free
Add’l: Includes generous portion of fish, potatoes, coleslaw, applesauce, roll & handmade pies & cake.
Contact: Phil at 515-1695
ZERO-WASTE LIFESTYLE ART – OPENING RECEPTION
When: Until March 22, 5pm-9pm
Where: Artlink Contemporary Gallery
Add’l: Attend a special presentation, “Moving Toward a Zero-Waste Lifestyle,” by Allen County Department of Environmental Management from 8-8:30pm on February 22nd. Whether you’ve briefly heard about “zero waste” or are currently putting it into practice, ACDEM will offer practical and actionable advice on waste reduction and will answer questions from the audience.
FRUELINGSFEST (SPRING CONCERT) AND DINNER
When: Sat. March 23, 5p Doors open
Where: Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Dr.
Add’l: This year we are celebrating with a number of special events. Watch for our announcements. Dinner is served at 6:00 PM. It is our traditional Schlachtfest (Bratwurst) Dinner with sour kraut and all the trimmings. The concert follows the dinner with a 35 voice chorus directed by Thomas Remenschneider. A highlight of the evening is presentation of the winners of an essay contest for local high schools students of German. Prizes will be awarded.
Cost: Dinner $12 adults/ $6 children
MARDI GRAS – FUNDRASIER
When: Sat. March 23, Doors Open 8p
Where: Fort Wayne Sport Club, 3102 Ardmore Ave. 46802
Add’l: DJ Ridle From 9p-2a, Mimos Mamba will do the Hora Loca/ Crazy Hour to liven things up. Peruvian appetizers for sale, full service bar, 50/50 raffle & dancing.
Contact: $20 includes entrance fee, masks & beads, and a food & beverage sample. For presale tickets Call Kimberly, 260-615-4441.
FISH FRY – FUNDRAISER
When: Fri. March 29, 5-7p
Where: American Legion Post 160, 1122 N Main St, Roanoke
Add’l: All you can eat Fish served with Baked Potato or French Fries, Coleslaw or Applesauce. Donation money accepted for the bake sale desserts. Boy Scout Troop 302, Chartered by the GM UAW Local 2209, is working their Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser for Scout supplies.
Cost: $9 adult, $5 child ages 5-9
Contact: 260-760-2305 with questions
EVERYBODY NEEDS A ROCK
When: Wed. April 3, 10a-noon
Where: Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center
Add’l: Though we might not realize it, we all use rocks every day! We will explore why there are so many rocks (and sand and gravel) in northern Indiana, use models to find out how they got here, and discover some ways people use them. We’ll also walk to an old gravel pit to explore what kinds of rocks are there and use a number of senses to learn about them. We will even look for our own special rocks to take home.
Cost: $5 per adult, $3.50 per child. Registration required by April 1st at www.goshen.edu/merrylea
DECATUR ARTISAN CRAFT MARKET
When: Sat. Apr. 13
Where: Riverside Center, 231 E. Monroe Street, Decatur
Why: Fundraiser for City of Decatur/ Hanna Nuttman Proj.
Add’l: An average of 40 vendors offering handmade jewelry, seasonal home décor, cleaning supplies, skin care, paintings and prints, baked goods, metal and wood décor and art, food items, soaps & bath balms, books, fabric arts, handmade cards, and so much more.
Cost: Free Admission
APPLESEED QUILT GUILD MEETINGS
When: First Tuesday each month, 6:30p
Where: Classic Café Event Center, 4832 Hillegas Rd.
Add’l: Our members include all levels of quilting experience — novice, intermediate and advanced. If you want to meet other quilters, do charity projects, learn to quilt or discover new quilting techniques. Come join us for quilting fun! Guests are welcome to attend three meetings without paying dues, which are $30.00 for the year.
FT WAYNE CHRISTIAN WRITERS GUILD
When: 4th Tues of each month, 6:00p-7:30ish
Where: Waynedale Public Library, 2200 Lower Huntington Rd. 46819
Why: To share news, encouragement & knowledge about writing.
Add’l: No cost. All levels of writers encouraged to attend.
Contact: Kayleen Reusser 260-273-9264
SWEET ADELINES TOWNS OF HARMONY CHORUS
When: Mondays, 6:30p–9p
Where: 5120 Speedway Dr.
Info: Real Women
Real Harmony, Real Fun
FISH & TENDERLOIN FRY
When: 5-7p, 1st & 3rd Fri each month.
Where: Southwest Conservation Club – 5703 Bluffton Rd.
Add’l: All you can eat, includes an all-you-can-eat fried fish and tenderloin with sides of green beans, corn, cole slaw, french fries, roll and butter, pudding and jello. Open to the public.
Cost: $9 adults, children age 12 and under $5, Age 5 & under Free.
TRAP & SKEET SHOOT
When: Noon, Every second & last Sunday of the month.
Where: Southwest Conservation Club, 5703 Bluffton Rd. 46809
Add’l: The only trap & skeet event held inside Fort Wayne city limits. Full 8 station skeet field with low & high house. And 5 station trap field. Open to the public.
Cost: $5 Per Round Of 25 Birds
Who: Disorderly Bear Den
When: 2nd Thurs of month 6:30p
Where: Community Center, 233 W. Main Street
What: We are a non-profit, public charity that collects and gives away teddy bears and other stuffed animals to those in need. We do this all year and always need new or gently used animals of all types.
All donations may be tax deductible on your personal income tax and are greatly appreciated.
LITTLE RIVER RAMBLERS
Who: Little River
When: Tuesdays, 9a–11a
Where: Boy Scout Office
8315 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Info: Explore the preserve’s interesting plants and wildlife
FURNISHING HELP TO REBUILD LIVES
Who: Mustard Seed
When: Mon–Fri, 10a–4p
Where: Drop off donations, 3636 Illinois Rd.
Complimentary pick up service for large items
Info: Accepting bed linens, blankets and kitchen and bath towels and miscellaneous kitchen items
Also accepting household furnishing, pictures, box springs, mattresses and knick-knacks.
Contact: (260) 471-5802 x 1
SOUTHSIDE OPTIMIST CLUB MEETING
When: Tuesdays 7a
Where: Rich’s Cafe, 3411 Lwr. Huntington Rd. 46809
When: First Thurs, 10a
Where: Waynedale Library
2200 Lower Huntington Rd.
Who: Alzheimers Association
Note: Meetings are confidential and free of charge
PREMIER WOMEN’S NETWORKING
When: First Tues of month. Call for details.
Who: Cheryl Friar
Add’l: Bring plenty of business cards
THE KOREAN WAR
Who: Korean War
Indiana Chapter One
Second Sat. 10a
Where: Eagles #248
4940 Bluffton Rd.
Info: Food served before and after meeting
Bring friends and spouses!
Contact: Mary Anna Roemke
MS SELF HELP GROUP
What: For individuals and family members dealing with MS
When: First Mon, 7p
Fort Wayne Rehabilitation Hospital
7970 West Jefferson Blvd.
Editor’s Note: We accept event submissions online at www.waynedalenews.com